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UPDATED: Deputies Search for Dana Point Gunman in San Onofre Area

The search was called off by 6 p.m. Bloodhounds were brought in to assist in the search and resources were also deployed from the U.S. Marine base at Camp Pendleton, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

One person was shot and wounded in a shooting in Dana Point.
One person was shot and wounded in a shooting in Dana Point.
Originally posted at 12:05 p.m. March 9, 2014. Updated with new information.

A man was shot and wounded today at a home in Dana Point, and Orange County sheriff's deputies spotted the victim's car in San Onofre, where they searched all day for the gunman.

Bloodhounds were brought in to assist in the search and resources were also deployed from the U.S. Marine base at Camp Pendleton, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, said OCSD spokesman Lt. Jeff Hallock.

The search was called off by about 6 p.m. with the gunman still at large, according to the sheriff's department.

The shooting was at a house in the 32500 block of Crete Road and was reported about 10 a.m., Hallock said. The house is about one mile inland from Monarch Bay, off Crown Valley Parkway.

The male victim was shot in the hand and also suffered lacerations to his head, according to Hallock.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment, Hallock said.

The suspect had fled the scene in the victim's car.

"Deputies located a suspect and the car in the San Clemente area," Hallock continued. "A short pursuit took place which ended in the San Onofre area, and that is where deputies are now conducting a search to try and find the suspect's car."

Hallock said he didn't yet know what had sparked the gunfire, but it appeared the suspect and victim knew one another.

No other information about the suspected shooter was immediately available.

--City News Service


jeff s March 11, 2014 at 01:52 AM
Whaaaaa whaaa sniffle whine!! "I hate guns!! ..Boo hoo ....you foolish emotional child. you sound like a typical libtard, blaming guns for stupid peoples actions.. Do you hate knives? Chemicals in your food? Airplanes? And cars? Those objects are used to kill people too... Go cry and hate what really kills people, other dumb people..
phil March 11, 2014 at 01:56 PM
PEOPLE use guns to kill 25,00 per year. (Gun-h8rs NEVER mention that 50% of those are suicides.) PEOPLE use baseball bats to kill 250,000 per year. When's the last time you saw gun-h8rs protesting in front of the Louisville Slugger factory?
T_P_K March 11, 2014 at 02:22 PM
Where are you getting your information? Information gathered by the FBI does not support your claims. The Uniform Crime Reports made available on the "Crime in the U.S." section of the FBI's web site includes homicide data that breaks down killings by the types of weapons used. In 2011, for instance, the percentages for weapon types used in homicides throughout the U.S. were as follows: Firearms: 67.8% Knives or other cutting instruments: 13.4% Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.): 5.7% Blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.): 3.9% Other dangerous weapons: 9.2% The FBI doesn't offer data showing the latter categories broken down into more detail, so it isn't possible to determine from this source exactly what percentage of homicides in 2011 involved the use of baseball bats. But even if one were to assume that every single homicide in the "blunt objects" category was committed with a baseball bat, firearm-related homicides would still outnumber bat-related homicides by a ratio of more than sixteen to one. The FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports (tabulated in simple form on the Bureau of Justice web site) make the distinction even clearer. In each year of the last several decades, the number of homicides in which firearms were used has been about TEN to SIXTEEN times GREATER than the number of homicides in which a blunt object— such as a baseball bat— was the weapon of choice.
phil March 11, 2014 at 02:45 PM
The 32% who were NOT murdered by guns could not be reached for comment.
jeff s March 11, 2014 at 03:24 PM
People kill people with or without guns, we can all agree. An Armed society (us) makes the difference between potential tyrrany and freedom.. Go ahead arm your precious govt sanctioned employees, you trust your govt that much? (cops), they are always the good guys right? Your military, heavily armed as they should be too.. ..You, you silly peasant serf, you get the right to own a slingshot and a BB gun.. We all should certainly know better than to be so foolish..

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